Postdoctoral Fellow

The Visual Cognition Laboratory, directed by Dr. Emily Ward and located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. Initial appointment is for one year, with flexible start date (as early as Summer 2019) and opportunity for renewal.

The Visual Cognition Laboratory explores the nature of human visual processing, with an emphasis on the ways in which high-level perception interacts with and constrains other processes in the mind. Particular research topics include the transformation of neural representations, the relationship between ensemble statistics and visual awareness, and the similarities and differences between human perception and “perception” in Deep Neural Networks. The lab studies these topics using a combination of psychophysics, experimental psychology, computational modeling, and neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG).

We are seeking highly qualified individuals with a recent or soon-to-be-acquired Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science), strong quantitative and technical skills, and interests in visual cognition, visual perception and/or attention. Proficiency in programming is necessary (Python and R experience is a plus). Preferred candidates will also have experience with human neuroimaging (fMRI), although there is the opportunity to learn neuroimaging during the position.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact info of at least two references to ejward@wisc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.